BPA Children's Services
BPA Children’s Services

Level 1, 459 Ballarat Road
Sunshine VIC 3020

Phone: (03) 9312-3689
Fax: (03) 9312-4754
Email: info@bpachildrenservices.com

Contact Details

25 Bryant Street
Flemington VIC 3031

Melway Ref: 29 A12

Phone: 9376 6305
Fax: 9376 6305
Email: flemington.st.brendans.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

Nominated Supervisor: Ee Von Tey

Educational Leader:  Megan Feeley

ACECQA National Quality Standard (NQS) Rating:
QA1:
Educational program and practice – Meeting NQS

QA2:  Children’s health and safety – Meeting NQS
QA3:  Physical environment – Meeting NQS
QA4:  Staffing arrangements – Meeting NQS
QA5:  Relationships with children – Meeting NQS
QA6:  Collaborative partnerships with families and communities – Meeting NQS
QA7:  Leadership and service management – Meeting NQS
Overall rating:  Meeting NQS 


2019 Session Times

St Brendan’s Kindergarten offers two 4 year old groups and a 3 year old group.

4 year old Kindergarten – 15 hours per week

Navy

Monday:
Tuesday & Friday:
8.00am – 12.00pm
8.30am – 2.00pm

Jade

Monday:
Wednesday & Thursday:
12.30pm – 4.30pm
8.30am – 2.00pm

3 year old Kindergarten – 4 hours per week

Sapphire

Tuesday & Thursday:2.30pm – 4.30pm

2019 Term Fees 

4YO

$450 per term

3YO

$375 per term

Fee Subsidy for Low Income Families

As per State Government Policy, Concession Card Holders are entitled to 15 hrs per week of free kindergarten in the four year old program only. The concession card must be sighted by a member of BPA Children’s Services staff when requested. Failure to show a valid concession card will result in full fees being charged. There is no subsidy for three year old programs.


Centre Philosophy

We believe children best through play- based learning. We use the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and the National Quality Framework to guide all our curriculum decisions.

We believe children’s wellbeing is paramount. We work with Child Safe Standards, Regulations and policies to maintain a safe and secure environment.

Children learn best when they have a sense of belonging and connection. To achieve this, we will work in partnership with families to create a culturally safe environment for children, families and staff.

We believe in a rich learning environment; we see the environment as the ‘Third teacher’. As a team, we provide meaningful and intentional experiences for children as well giving access to high quality resources and interactions. We see indoor/ outdoor environments are of equal value.

All children are valued, celebrated and respected. We recognise that individual children have different life experiences, strength and abilities. We develop a program that supports inclusion of all children and includes the development of respect for each other.

To build a sense of belonging in the community, we make connections with other Early Childhood professionals, local Primary schools, and other people in our community to build ties to support community spirit.

We value the First People of Australia. We demonstrate this by our commitment to ongoing professional development and including First People of Australia perspectives and learning into the kindergarten program.

We are committed to the implementation of quality contemporary education for children and families.  We achieve this by accessing professional development opportunities and ongoing reflection and further developing our skills in critical thinking.

We are continuing to build on our current sustainability practices. We would do this by developing our program by extending on children’s current understandings and recognising their own individual impact upon the land and earth.


Registration

Four Year Old Kindergarten

To be eligible for four year old kindergarten a child must turn four years of age on or before 30th of April in the year of attendance.

To register your child in 4 year old kindergarten, please collect a form from the kindergarten or Moonee Valley Council who runs the Central Registration system.

Specific enquiries can be directed to the Kindergarten Field Officer on 9243 8888 or go to
www.mvcc.vic.gov.au and follow the links to the Kindergartens page to download a form.

Three Year Old Kindergarten

To be eligible for 3 year old kindergarten a child must turn three years of age on or before 30th of April in the year of attendance.

To register your child in 3 year old kindergarten, please collect a form from the kindergarten or Moonee Valley Council who runs the Central Registration system.

Specific enquiries can be directed to the Kindergarten Field Officer on 9243 8888 or go to
www.mvcc.vic.gov.au and follow the links to the Kindergartens page to download a form.